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I get it. You’re all busy people
You don’t have time to read a book. That’s why you’re here, right?
To find out what the best music to listen to while reading is so that you can multi-task and still get freaking smarter.
Well, I’m here to tell you that not only is it possible to read and listen to music at the same time but there are certain songs and genres that are better suited for literary pursuits than others.
Now, grab your cans and put on your reading glasses, and let’s dig in!
Open your ears and eyes!
Yes, of course, you can hear music while reading.
In fact, that can be a problem for some people who find that if they can hear the music, they can’t concentrate on the page before them.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t listen to music and read, it just means that some people are never going to enjoy the experience.
Many more will, though, and reading to music can be an intensely pleasurable experience.
So, what’s the best kind of music to listen to while reading?
Well, research says that if you want to read and listen to music, you ought to pick something that relaxes you because that improves your focus.
What, exactly relaxes you, is going to vary from reader to reader but we find some light jazz or light classical to be really good.
The lack of words means that we don’t find ourselves trying to sing-a-long and read, which does break your concentration.
Instead, we can just flow with the music and the words on the page.
Prefer a scientific recommendation?
Current research says that there are several types of music which can help to improve your concentration:
Yes, though it’s important to remember that the best music to read with is music that makes you feel relaxed and able to focus.
Music can be distracting in some case too, particularly when:
The best music to read by is music that helps you concentrate and enjoy the act of reading more. That’s really all there is to it.